Tech in Asia :Ex-Grab, Googlers’ gamefi firm looks to bring play-to-earn to the masses

TechinAsia.com – Southeast Asia’s GameFi sector lit up the stage last year, with titles like Axie Infinity and blockchain gaming guilds like Yield Guild Games raising massive rounds. Toward the end of 2021, four experienced tech veterans from Google, Microsoft, Airbnb, and Grab were cooking up their own GameFi platform. Singapore-based Ethlas announced today that it has secured US$2.7 million in seed fundingContinue reading “Tech in Asia :Ex-Grab, Googlers’ gamefi firm looks to bring play-to-earn to the masses”

Tech Crunch : Rino gets $3M pre-seed for 10-minute grocery deliveries in Vietnamese cities

TechCrunch,com – Meal deliveries in Vietnamese cities typically take less than half an hour, but grocery deliveries are lagging behind, sometimes taking up to two to three hours, says Rino founder Trung Thanh Nguyen. By creating a vertically-integrated logistics infrastructure centered around “dark stores,” or stores set up for order fulfillment only, Nguyen says Rino can cutContinue reading “Tech Crunch : Rino gets $3M pre-seed for 10-minute grocery deliveries in Vietnamese cities”

Tech In Asia : Golden Gate Ventures co-leads $4m round of Indonesian healthtech firm

TechInAsia.com — Klinik Pintar, an Indonesia-based healthtech startup, raised over US$4.1 million in a series A round led by Golden Gate Ventures and PT Bundamedik, with participation from Skystar Ventures and Sequis Life. Founded by serial entrepreneur Harya Bimo in 2018, Klinik Pintar helps its users book teleconsultations, virtual health services, as well as in-clinic sessions. The companyContinue reading “Tech In Asia : Golden Gate Ventures co-leads $4m round of Indonesian healthtech firm”

Vietnam : Southeast Asia’s Next Digital Powerhouse

Venturra is publishing reports and articles covering the digital ecosystem of Southeast Asia monthly.. The article is also available in a PDF format downloadable below. Happy reading! Over the past few years, Vietnam has become a rising star in Southeast Asia. The country has undergone a dramatic economic transformation and has become one of theContinue reading “Vietnam : Southeast Asia’s Next Digital Powerhouse”

Tech Crunch : Open banking startup Finverse wants to build the Asia-Pacific region’s Plaid

TechCrunch.com — Based in Hong Kong, Finverse’s ambitious goal is to enable open banking throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The startup recently came out of stealth mode with $1.8 million in seed funding, and is now live in four markets (Hong Kong, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam) with connections to 30 banks. Founder and chief executive officerContinue reading “Tech Crunch : Open banking startup Finverse wants to build the Asia-Pacific region’s Plaid”

Deal Street Asia : Hybrid Model Seen as Way Ahead for Vietnam’s Digital Health Firms Despite Pandemic Boom

DealStreetAsia.com — Even as a slew of healthtech startups in Vietnam has amassed capital from investors to expand their operations, it will take a while for them to carve out the right recipe for success as consumers are still biased towards traditional healthcare. “Healthtech in Vietnam continues to be a work-in-progress. To fully realize itsContinue reading “Deal Street Asia : Hybrid Model Seen as Way Ahead for Vietnam’s Digital Health Firms Despite Pandemic Boom”

Beyond Telemedicine : New Frontiers of Healthtech in Southeast Asia

Venturra is publishing reports and articles covering the digital ecosystem of Southeast Asia monthly, and this is our first of many. The article is also available in a PDF format downloadable below. Happy reading! Despite its late start, Southeast Asia is now catching up with the rest of the globe with its rapidly accelerating technologicalContinue reading “Beyond Telemedicine : New Frontiers of Healthtech in Southeast Asia”

VIR : Promise More Than Evident in Vietnam’s Edtech Fortunes

Over the past years, Vietnam’s edtech industry has experienced significant growth. Catalyzed by the pandemic, the blue ocean quickly filled by new players that understood the value of education and good online education quality. One of the players namely Marathon Education, aims to fill the gap by providing live online classes for better engagement and also ensuring that students understood and are able to study well.

BeritaSatu : Bundamedik Collaborates with Klinik Pintar to Develop Quality Health Services

BeritaSatu.com — PT Bundamedik Tbk (BMHS) together with Klinik Pintar signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) of a partnership in an effort to develop the quality of health services at Klinik Pintar partners. This collaboration is in realizing various clinical development programs with clinical partners through the provision of laboratory services, hospital referrals, the formation ofContinue reading “BeritaSatu : Bundamedik Collaborates with Klinik Pintar to Develop Quality Health Services”

Tech Crunch : Vietnam After-school Learning Startup Marathon Raises $1.5M Pre-seed Round

Venturra Discovery participates in the Pre-seed funding of Marathon Education led by Forge Ventures. Marathon Education is a live online tutoring classes serving kindergarten to year 12 students in Vietnam.